Monkton Park Newsletter 15th February 2019

Well done to all the children for a brilliant (and busy) term 3. Looking back we've had music and class assemblies, Y6 dance festival, a visit from an Olympic athlete, celebrated Chinese new year and our outdoor classroom has been finished (wood chip still to add!). Our assembly today celebrated many of the achievements of the children during the term and we awarded a Monkton Mole award to each class.

We hope everyone enjoys a wonderful half term break and we look forward to seeing you all back on Monday 25th February.

School Trips

As part of their Tudor topic KS2 are visiting Hampton Court Palace on Thursday 7th March. The cost of the trip is £16.00.

Permission and payment for both trips can be made using Parent Pay or cash/cheques to the school office.

Monkton Mole Awards

Congratulations to: Gurtaran Singh, Laurie Needham, Juliette Gillham, Evie Stratton, Joshua Ryan, Alfie Hackett, Frazer James, Dixie Turner Weeks, Alfie Hand & Jessica Crowe

Star Writers

Congratulations to this weeks Star Writers: Nia Crowe, Ellie Byford, Archie McBarrons, Toby Williams, Amber Roberts, Hollie-Mae Biggs, Oliver Szincsak, Brooklyn Gray & Camille Guillon

Work of the Week

KS1 Work of the Week

Congratulations to Sammy from Rabbits' class

Great work Sammy

KS2 Work of the Week

Congratulations to Phoebe from Foxes' class

Well done Phoebe

World Book Day

We will be celebrating World Book Day on Friday 8th March this year. The children will be given their £1 book token on that day.

This year we would like the children to dress up as a character from their class’ chosen book or theme:

Field Mice - Julia Donaldson Book Characters

Rabbits - Julia Donaldson Book Characters

Hedgehogs - The Day the Crayons Quit

Otters - Mr Men/Little Miss stories

Squirrels - Horrible Histories

Owls - The Dark by Lemony Snicket

Pine Martens - David Walliams Book Characters

Foxes - Sky Song by Abi Elphinstone

Badgers - Traditional Tales and Nursery Rhymes

We would also like the children to take part in the ‘Book Potato Challenge’. For fun we would like the children to have a go at making their favourite book character (from any book not just their class’ chosen one) out of a potato and decorate this in any way they chose.

What characters can you make?

We will have prizes for the best decorated potato at FS/KS1 and KS2. Please bring the finished potato into school on Friday 8th March.

Thank you for your continued support! Please see your child’s class teacher if you have any questions.


There have been a number of cases of Nits throughout the school. Please can you use half term to check your child's hair and treat if necessary. Thank you



We are looking for an MDSA to join our lunchtime team on a Monday and Tuesday from 11.45am - 1.00pm.

You will be jointly responsible for providing lunch time supervision, both in the hall and outside, providing basic first aid treatment as and when required and setting up tables and chairs in the hall.

Please contact the school office for further information and an application pack.

Teaching Assistant

We are currently advertising for a teaching assistant post to cover a maternity leave. This will start after the Easter holidays.

For further details please see the advert in Wiltshire Jobs or contact the school office for an application pack.


A really big thank you to everyone who helped at the Disco on Wednesday night - it was a brilliant success yet again and everyone seemed to enjoy themselves. Particularly well done to all the children who remembered to recycle their paper waste and plastic bottles, reuse their cups and save their crisp packets for Wiltshire Air Ambulance!

There will be a FOMPS meeting at 8pm upstairs in Rivo Lounge on Wednesday 27th February (the first Wednesday after half term) - please come and join us for a drink and a chat!

To mark world book day, FOMPS will be holding a second hand book sale in the hall from 3pm on Friday 8th March. There will also be cakes and second hand uniforms for sale. Please bring donations of any of these to the school office by the Friday morning.

Scarecrow Trail

FOMPS are now taking entries for the Monkton Park Scarecrow Trail on 11th and 12th May. Please email: monktonparkscarecrow@outlook.com with your name, address (somewhere on Monkton Park where the scarecrow will sit for the weekend) and your scarecrow suggestion, fitting within the theme of Fairytales and Myths.

Up & Under Half term

Holiday Activities

Dates for your Diary

Week Beginning 25th February

Monday 25th February

Badminton Club

Tuesday 26th February

Judo Club

Badgers Library Visit

Netball Club

TTrack Club

Wednesday 27th February

Swimming Lessons Group 2

Rugby Club

Girls Football Festival

Multisports Club

Lego Club

Thursday 28th February

Football Club

KS1 Art Club

500 Words Club

Netball Matches

Friday 1st March

Running Club

Level 2 Gymnastics at Hardenhuish

Tyrone Mings Football Club

Week Beginning 4th March

Monday 4th March

Badminton Club

Tuesday 5th March

Judo Club

Hedgehogs Library Visit

Netball Club

TTrack Club

FS/KS1 Bedtime Stories

Wednesday 6th March

Swimming Lessons Group 2

English Enrichment - Sheldon

Rugby Club

Multisports Club

Lego Club

Thursday 7th March

KS2 Visit to Hampton Court Palace

KS1 Art Club

500 Words Club

Friday 8th March

Running Club

World Book Day Celebrations

Level 2 Netball - Hardenhuish

FOMPS Book & Cake Sale

Tyrone Mings Football Club

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